Baccarat Has a Rich European Movie History

From the wide selection of online casino games, baccarat is chosen by a remarkable number of gamblers. Undoubtedly, the most popular version of baccarat is Punto Banco, and this is the version offered by most online and mobile casinos. There are two additional and widely played versions, namely Chemin De Fer and Baccarat Banque that casino aficionados should expect to be available at any decent online and mobile casino site too. These two versions are historically popular in France and do actually have a small element of skill attached, due primarily to the fact that these versions of baccarat involve additional players.

The game of Baccarat that so thoroughly appreciated by online casino players, was actually originally invented in France, and, in fact, gained its worldwide popularity and entry into mainstream card gambling after 1953 when it made several notable appearances in the first edition of the James Bond movie, Casino Royale.  Nowadays everyone knows of the game, even if they do not always know the rules, and it is the betting game of choice for many casino high rollers. Due to the beguiling rule set and gambling possibilities, of all online casino games, baccarat is enjoying a fresh wave of popularity with players who to take pleasure in an action packed gambling adventure that is available for enjoyment on a rich variety of sites. Baccarat is particularly suited to the mobile casino market.

A Card Game Featuring Zero Skill

Baccarat is a card comparison game, but, unlike Poker or Blackjack, has the interesting feature that the popular version of the game, Punto Banco, requires no skill whatsoever to play. Players compare the face value of their cards to those of the banker, but during the course of the game players do not need to make any decisions that make an impact on the value of their hand. The only decisions that a player needs to make in this game are regarding the size of the wager and the bet type. This very simplicity of online casino games, baccarat particularly, leads to a thrilling, fast-paced gaming adventure.  This minimalism also makes baccarat quick to learn and easy to play. A game of baccarat has three winning options; the player wins, the banker wins, or there is a tie. The ‘banker’ in baccarat does not mean the ‘house’ as it does in more traditional card games, and during game play, players have the option of being able to bet on either their own hand or on the bankers’ hand, or even on a tie occurring.

Unique Way of Adding Up the Cards

The thing that sets baccarat aside from online casino games, baccarat is unique in the way the cards are added up during game play. The cards are added up strictly according to their face value, with the ace being 1 and all picture cards being 0. The aim is to have as high a total as possible, with 9 being the perfect number. When the cards are added up and the total goes into double figures, the single digit number, or most right hand number is used as the total, i.e. if your cards are a 4 and a 9, the total is 13 and, as can be seen your hand value is 3. Based on the hand value and the rules of the particular baccarat game played, a further card is automatically drawn. A direct winning hand in baccarat consists of two cards adding up to 8 or 9, which in baccarat is known as a ‘natural hand’.

Of the selection of online casino games baccarat is uncomplicated and, quite simply, ideal for the mobile environment.